13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Helsinki
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi, approximately Yllasjarvi away. Spend the 20th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip tool.

Paris, France to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Levi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka visit planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rukatunturi online tour builder.

Drive from Saariselka to Rukatunturi in 4.5 hours. In December in Rukatunturi, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Tornio

— 1 night
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 28th (Tue), see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris and then get your game on at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tornio driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Tornio in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tornio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tornio

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tornio to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Tornio in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."